CUPE 3902 Office Closed Monday, August 31

Due to Staff meetings, the union office will be closed on Monday, August 31.  Regular office hours will resume Tuesday, September 1.

CUPE 3902 DIGEST – 24 AUGUST 2015

  • Aamjiwnaang First Nation Chemical Valley Toxic Tour
  • Labour Day Parade (free CNE entry)
  • Unit 3 HCSA and Professional Development Fund Deadline Reminder
  • Unit 1 Orientation Volunteers
  • Unit 1 Member Materials
 Aamjiwnaang First Nation Chemical Valley Toxic Tour
Interested in re-launching the CUPE 3902 Indigenous Solidarity Caucus or just learning more about Indigenous land struggles and environmental racism? As part of our efforts to kickstart this committee, our Local is joining the Aamjiwnaang First Nation Chemical Valley Toxic Tour. Aamjiwnaang First Nation has invited us to visit and witness the pollution of their lands and waters:
There are two options for CUPE 3902 members to participate:
1. Join the event’s organisers to travel on Friday, September 04 around 1.00 p.m. and arrive in Aamjiwnaang for a community dinner. We will be camping overnight and joining the tour the next morning.
2. You can catch the buses early on Saturday, September 05 and come for the day.
If you have any questions, please contact Pamela Arancibia ( and / or Ellie Adekur (
Labour Day Parade (free CNE entry)
On Monday, September 07, join CUPE Toronto District Council and come celebrate our CUPE victories, and the work that CUPE Locals do every day to fight for their workers. Building a stronger city together! Marchers will meet on University Avenue (South of Dundas) at 9.00 a.m. Coffee, tea and light breakfast snacks will be served. Please e-mail Lineisha by Friday, August 28 to RSVP to march and to receive a free CNE entry wristband:
Unit 3 HCSA and Professional Development Fund Deadline Reminder
Unit 3 members who have enrolled themselves in the Health Care Spending Account (HCSA) have until August 31, 2015 to incur medical (including dental and vision) expenses in order to make claims towards any outstanding HCSA balance they may have from the September 1, 2014 – August 31, 2015 year. All treatment must be sought by August 31, but claims can be filed with Green Shield for those medical expenses up until October 30, 2015.
Please also be reminded that the deadline for incurring expenses that are eligible for reimbursement through the Unit 3 fund is August 31, 2015. For expenses made towards the end of the month, applications will be accepted up through September 11, 2015. See for the application form.
Please contact Erin Black, Vice Chair Unit 3, at with any questions.
Unit 1 Orientation Volunteers
**Calling all Unit 1 members!** Orientation for Unit 1 is coming up in just a few weeks. This is our
opportunity to orient all of our new members ‒ to inform them about our new CA and to introduce them to our local . We need you to volunteer to lead these orientation sessions! The presentation is being
prepared by the Mobilization Committee and there will be training available before September so every
member can feel comfortable with the presentation sessions. If you’d like to take part, or if you have any questions, please e-mail Isabel Stowell-Kaplan (
Unit 1 Member Materials
The new Unit 1 Members’ Manual and a guide to the Unit 1 Collective Agreement Funds & Health Benefits have been uploaded to our website. Please take a look at both! You’ll find in them information about our new Collective Agreement, outlines of the Tuition Assistance Fund (TAF), the Graduate Student Bursary Fund (GSBF) and other funds, as well as information on our new health plan.
You can find them here:
A pdf of the new Collective Agreement will be uploaded as soon as it is available.